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Poster: glenn Date: Aug 2, 2004 11:24am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Why defend mind-less SMUT??

Very worthwhile post.

patricularly
QUOTE "The degree to which content was expected to carry production values (or the lack there of). Note that in the film in question, the simple act of a supposedly inadvertent exposure of the female breast was expected to carry the film, and the audience had little of no expectation of any additional entertainment value for the price of attending the film. "
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In much the same way, special effects, explosions, and chase scenes are expected to 'carry' some modern films.

One or more of today's leading television shows consist primarily of not-particularly-good-looking people exposing themselves to the audience and shouting obscenities at each other -all of which is censored and never seen or heard by the viewer- while bemused security stagehands gently attempt to keep them from injuring themselves or others.

Apparently no further entertainment is expected by the audience than the fact that there is violence and obscenity on the show, regardless of the fact that the viewing audience never sees or hears it.

Perhaps future historians will be amused at how easily we were 'entertained' in the Twentieth Century.

This post was modified by glenn on 2004-08-02 18:24:38